1997 Buick LeSabre Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1997 Buick LeSabre

1997 Buick LeSabre Problems

Hydro-Lock Due to Internal Coolant Leak From Intake Manifold

The upper intake manifold may develop an internal coolant leak causing one or more cylinders to fill with coolant. This can cause the engine to "hydro-lock" and not turn over. Removing the spark plugs will allow the engine to turn over pushing the coolant out of the spark plug holes. Replacing the upper intake plenum and gasket is commonly required to correct this condition.

The engine can be very difficult to start after this problem has been repaired, it can be helpful to clear as much of the coolant from the intake manifold and cylinders as possible before reassembling the intake manifold.

Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail

The Engine Control Module (ECM) can fail causing stalling, and engine and transmission drivability concerns.

Check Engine Light Due to Ignition Related Failures

Failure of the crankshaft position sensorignition control module, or powertrain control module (PCM) may cause the Check Engine Light to illuminate.

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1997 Buick LeSabre Questions

Windows stoped working then car died, no start no power to locks seat fuel pump (1 answer)

Backing up, stoped went to roll up Windows, front driver and passenger, then car died, will not start back, no power to seats, Windows locks or fuel pump, everything else works....battery is good, so is alternator,and starter. Please help. Because I am lost....

my check engine line just came on today for the first time (1 answer)

it was not this morning when I went too work but when I started this afternoon after work it was on

why I have no power radio or display? (2 answers)

unplug radio to put new radio could not find adapter replace the same radio now there no light display.

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1997 Buick LeSabre Recalls

Recall 96V116000
A BACKFIRE DURING ENGINE STARTING CAN CAUSE BREAKAGE OF THE UPPER INTAKE MANIFOLD.
Recall 96V044000
THESE VEHICLES WERE ASSEMBLED WITH ONE OR MORE INCORRECT SAFETY BELT AND/OR SAFETY BELT BUCKLE ENDS. THIS DOES NOT CONFORM WITH THE REQUIREMENTS OF FMVSS NO. 209, "SEAT BELT ASSEMBLIES."

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1997 Buick LeSabre Reviews

This was my grandparents until they passed away. I inherited their 1997 Lesabre Custom with 85,000 miles didn't drive many places since elderly people. The body is in good shape stereo with Delco cassette plays impressive very comfortable buckets, fixed one of the headlights wasn't working it still runs like new bought in 2005 as a free ride. I own this car now, thankfully hasn't made me put no...
hi this is dmarius knott i with to buy a buick for 100
My 97 Lesabre custom has 284000 miles on it. I'm not sure if that is original miles for it was a salvage car when I bought it. The body is tight with no rattles, steering is tight with no slack in the linkage, all controls and lights working properly, interior is like a new car, blue with white exterior, a very pretty car. I've done the normal maintenance, Brakes and recently the plastic intake...

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